Year on year rise of 7.3 percent recorded
China's overall lottery sales continued to rise in 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Finance, which show a year-on-year rise of 7.3 percent to RMB 394.6 billion (US$57.5 billion).
Welfare lottery sales rose 2.5 percent to RMB 206.5 billion, while sports lottery sales rose 13.1 percent to RMB 188.2 billion.
The Ministry figures reveal that in December there was a 7.2 percent increase in overall lottery sales, with welfare lottery sales reported at RMB 19.98 billion and sports lottery sales was RMB 16.6 billion.
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